New Measures, No Data: When Can Facilities Expect to See New Quality Measure Data?

One of the frustrations nursing home providers have experienced since the transition to the Minimum Data Set (MDS) 3.0 version 1.18.11 that went into effect on Oct. 1, 2023, is being able to effectively monitor the new Quality Measures (QMs) introduced at the same time. Although the Centers for Medicare …

Q&A: If a resident is dependent on staff for functional items in section GG and they also had a decline in their bowel or bladder status, will they trigger for the New or Worsened Bowel and Bladder measure?

Question: If a resident is dependent on staff for functional items in section GG and they also had a decline in their bowel or bladder status, will they trigger for the New or Worsened Bowel and Bladder measure? Answer from Jessie McGill, RN, BSN, RAC-CTA, RAC-MTA:The QM 3.0 User’s Manual …

NHSN HCP Flu Vaccination Module Announcement and Feb – April Webinars

Announcements This is a friendly reminder to log into NHSN and make sure your facility has an active Facility Administrator. Please note that only the Facility Administrator can enroll a facility in a one or more components in NHSN, reassign the role of Facility Administrator, and manage/negotiate locations that are …

CDC HCP Influenza Vaccination Data for SNFs 2022 – 2023

Skilled Nursing Facilities   Pooled proportion of healthcare personnel reported as vaccinated in Skilled Nursing Facilities reporting to NHSN, by personnel group and state, 2022-2023 influenza season. From https://www.cdc.gov/nhsn/datastat/flu-datatables.html

CDC NHSN HCP & Resident Vaccination Module

Long-term care facilities can track weekly vaccination data for residents and healthcare personnel (HCP) through NHSN. February 2024 Updates Resources January 2024 Updates Training Data Collection Forms and Instructions COVID-19 Vaccination Data Collections Forms Note: All data collection forms are print-only. Weekly Vaccination Summary Data – CSV Data Import Instructions …

AHRQ Report: Deprescribing To Reduce Medication Harms in Older Adults

Main Points Deprescribing has emerged as a clinical practice to reduce polypharmacy and use of potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs) and serve as a mechanism for quality improvement and increased patient safety. The purpose of this rapid response is to summarize recent literature on the use of deprescribing to improve the …

CMS Data Sets Updated

COVID-19 Vaccination Rates – State and National Averages State and National averages for facility resident and healthcare personnel COVID-19 vaccination rates. Data are presented as one row per state or territory plus a row for national averages.Note: On January 1, 2024, the CDC… Last updated: Jan 21, 2024 •Released: Jan 31, 2024 …

2024 Five-Star and Care Compare MDS 3.0 Quality Measure Data Periods

Care Compare refreshes MDS 3.0 Quality Measure (QM) data quarterly in January, April, July, and October with the most recent four full quarters of data. AAPACN’s 2024 Five-Star and Care Compare MDS 3.0 Quality Measure Data Periods tool identifies exactly which quarters will be publicly reported and used in Five-Star …

Reducing Post-Discharge Hospital Readmissions: Set Up the Resident for Success

Like in-house hospital readmissions, post-discharge hospital readmissions can affect provider performance in the Skilled Nursing Facility Value-Based Purchasing Program (SNF VBP), says Carol Hill, MSN, RN, LNHA, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA, DNS-MT, QCP-MT, CPC, president of Hill Educational Services in Warrior, AL. “With the Skilled Nursing Facility 30 Day All-Cause Readmission Measure …

NHSN LTCF Prevention Process Measures (PPM) Module Resource Page Updated

Hand Hygiene, Gown and Glove Use Adherence Protocols Supporting Chapters Data Collection Forms & Instructions All Data Collection Forms are Print-only PPM Monthly Reporting Plan Annual Facility Survey LTCF Training FAQs Supporting Materials Guidance Documents Analysis Resources From https://www.cdc.gov/nhsn/ltc/process-measures/index.html